The legal battles over whether Samsung's patented technologies (used or not used) used in iPhones has broken out on a global scale.
Apple has already won injunctions against Samsung devices in Germany and Australia. Samsung has vowed to fight back in those two countries, as well as pre-emptive filings in its home country of South Korea.
The Korea Times reported that Samsung will seek a "complete ban of Apple iPhone 5 in Korea." One senior Samsung executive said:
"For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights.’’
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Ever since Apple had Samsung's Galaxy Tablet removed from its very own product launch in Germany, Samsung has been looking to exact a revenge.
A friendlier court in its home country may help deliver such a blow, forcing both companies -- who still partner, btw -- to find a negotated settlement to their patent war.